Import Sony NEX-7 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 with ProRes MOV

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Sony’s Alpha NEX-7 Digital Camera is an extremely high 24.3Mp resolution camera. With a generous assortment of compatible E-mount lenses to choose from, photographers can bank on the NEX-7 to handle every photographic opportunity. Known for their compact size, versatility, and interchangeable lens feature Sony NEX cameras are a digital revolution in the photo world. You can shoot creatively without being worn down by a heavy DSLR rig. In addition, you can also capture 1920 x 1080p HD video, another hallmark of the genre.

Sony NEX-7 is the best camera I’ve ever owned, and a delight to pick up, to carry on long treks and to use. Let me start by saying that I have been a FCP, and I find I can’t directly import the Sony NEX-7 1080/60P AVCHD files to FCP X/7/6. Does this 60p mts file are not supported by FCP X/7/6?

After visiting FCP official website, we know that FCP X/7/6 can’t support 50P/60P videos. To smoothly edit Sony Alpha NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD footages in FCP X/7/6 on Mac, the first thing I have to do is to transcode Sony NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD footages to FCP compatible Apple ProPres codec for further editing by using a professinal AVCHD Converter for Mac.

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How to convert Sony Alpha NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP X/7/6?

Step 1. Get this Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter installed; Connect your Sony Alpha NEX-7 to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the 1080/60p .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.

Step 2. Click on the Format, you would see all profiles for different programs and devices. It’s recommended to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible video codec for FCP X/7/6.

Tip: You are able to adjust profile preset before conversion by clicking Settings which is marked as 3 above. But it’s better to use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” button to start the fast transcoding Sony Alpha NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD mts to ProRes on Mac. Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open” icon and load these converted files to FCP X/7/6 for video editing on Mac.

Now, I can freely use the NEX-7 Full HD 60p videos in FCP X/7/6 on Mac. Hope the tutorial I shared can do some favor for you if you have issues with importing Sony NEX-7 1080/60P MTS files into FCP X/7/6.

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